ETYM Latin, a kind of flower, from Greek phlegon flame.
Any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers.
Any plant of the genus Phlox, native to North America and Siberia. Phloxes are small with alternate leaves and showy white, pink, red, or purple flowers.
Woodland phlox p. divaricata is native to central us.